Everyone has had dreams and delusions of grandeur when it comes to owning a mega-empire. The power and wealth that businessmen of old held by owning railroad lines, steel factories and oil fields is thoroughly documented in the history books. To get to the top takes a lot of work, and of course not everyone can make it. Many of us don't want to have to worry about filing quarterly reports or keeping our assets diversified, but that doesn't mean that we can't still have fun running big corporations! This article looks at three great tycoon games for your Android device that will let you build empires that fit in your pocket.
One of the biggest PC simulation games of the last decade, Roller Coaster Tycoon captured the hearts and minds of millions of gamers. Now, you can enjoy the same experience on your Android mobile device! Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 is based on the popular game series and is available for free, from Atari. Included in the game is an intuitive roller coaster editor, complete theme park customization abilities (businesses, stands, restaurants, hotels and more), as well as a variety of building materials that let you build the roller coaster of your dreams. Mini-games are also included in this instance of the sim. You'll be able to connect your theme park with your friends' theme parks and share roller coaster blueprints across devices.
If you love economic simulations, then you'll love Airline Tycoon! Drawn in true animated form, this game is much more serious than you'd think from just taking an initial glance at it. Your job is simple: run an airline to the best of your ability, make crucial decisions, and fend off the competition. This game really presents a variety of decisions that will affect your overall performance, and your competitors are constantly trying to trick you into making the wrong decision. From purchasing new airplanes to securing landing rights at other airports, Airline Tycoon offers a fun yet thorough exploration of the airline industry. This game is currently available via Google Play for $5.99 and is the perfect app for those wanting to learn more about how air travel works.
Last but not least, Transport Tycoon takes the notion of infrastructure and transportation, and combines it all into one fun to play game. Available for $6.99 through Google Play, this game allows users to begin building out their own network of buses, trains, boats, trolleys and airplanes in order to dominate the logistical happenings of a metropolitan area. You'll use a variety of engineering and business skills to keep the company moving forward and producing results. A well-designed touch interface allows for easy management of all of these different forms of transportation. Your decisions will affect the game and change entire areas; small towns will soon become bustling cities once they are connected to your transportation grid. You'll no doubt have hours of fun playing this game and building your own transportation conglomerate from the safety of your Android device.